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Brinks Gilson & Lione Receives Award for Firm Leadership Diversity from The Chicago Committee

Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, recently received The Chicago Committee’s Diversity Award for Most Partners of Color in Firm Management. The award is part of a newly launched law firm recognition program by The Chicago Committee.

Firm president Gus Siller, who recently began a four-year term as Brinks’ leader, accepted the award at The Chicago Committee’s Annual Meeting on February 7, 2018. Siller is the first minority and Hispanic attorney to lead Brinks, where he has practiced intellectual property law for nearly three decades.

“We are honored to receive this award and believe it reflects the important work we are doing to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive firm,” Siller said. “It’s essential to our firm’s success and integrity that we maintain an inclusive environment in which our many talented, diverse attorneys can flourish. It remains our mission to create and impart inclusion initiatives that address the challenges facing our profession while also contributing to the growth and development of our lawyers.”

The Chicago Committee is a nonprofit, membership-based organization founded in 1987 to provide networking opportunities and support for minority lawyers working at large law firms in the city. Since the organization’s inception more than 30 years ago, it has expanded its scope to include substantive programming for its membership, their attorneys and the broader legal community.

“Brinks was one of the first firms to join The Chicago Committee, and our early support is another example of our long-held belief and core value that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fabric of our success,” Siller said. “Our firm has a history of supporting diversity and, as well as seeking it out or creating it if need be. We know diversity and inclusion are the right way forward for our firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thank The Chicago Committee for recognizing our steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion.”